ro·​tis·​ser·​ie | \ rō-ˈtis-rē How to pronounce rotisserie (audio) , -ˈti-sə-\

Definition of rotisserie

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a restaurant specializing in broiled and barbecued meats
2 : an appliance fitted with a spit on which food is rotated before or over a source of heat


adjective, often capitalized

Definition of rotisserie (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being a sports league consisting of imaginary teams whose performance is based on the statistics of actual players a rotisserie baseball league

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Crepes, rotisserie meats, Ethiopian fusion, gelato — a food truck festival with a variety of foods plus live music returns to the Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery in Kohler on May 19 and 20. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Food trucks galore will gather at Blind Horse festival in Kohler," 16 May 2018 Here is the menu, which includes rotisserie meats, pastas, and steak house-style cuts, plus charcuterie and cheese boards, salads, and classics (steak frites, duck a l’orange, beef Bourguignon). Michael Klein,, "The Bercy: French brasserie style comes to Ardmore," 27 Apr. 2018 Stir together the 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken meat and chopped chipotle with 1 teaspoon ground cumin and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chicken Taco Pizzas," 26 June 2017 Recommended Dishes Blowfish à la diable; oysters and chipolatas; brouillade with snails; duck frites; rotisserie lobster; calf’s liver; artichoke tagine; mille-feuille; chocolate palette. New York Times, "It’s Not Fake French, It’s Frenchette," 10 July 2018 Privacy - Terms Sides will include a California wild rice succotash, roasted cauliflower and Yukon potatoes cooked in rotisserie drippings. Benjy Egel And Kellen Browning, sacbee, "Countdown begins on Track 7's East Sac launch. Here's when it opens - and what's on the menu," 6 July 2018 Castañeda plans to have a vertical rotisserie outdoors to grill a trompo of pork for al pastor tacos. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "International flavors, down at the corner bar, are an American experience," 3 July 2018 White Point Partners With the three new names, six vendors have been announced for the food hall — Bao + Broth from Bruce Moffett and Larry Schreiber; Aix, a rotisserie chicken stand from the owners of Aix En Provence; and Undercurrent Coffee. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte's new food hall announces new tenants, including a local food-truck chef," 28 June 2018 Yet women made up the majority of those affected by a 2015 outbreak tied to Costco rotisserie chicken salad. Sean Rossman, USA TODAY, "Why the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak affects mostly women," 21 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Among the main courses are rotisserie chicken, pork chops and a burger, and also a whole black sea bass for two and a Florentine T-bone, also for two. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Leonelli Taberna Opens in NoMad," 19 June 2018 Other options include: A rotisserie lamb plate with tomato orzo au jus and a roll. Ann Maloney,, "New Orleans Greek Fest invites you to dine, wine on the bayou," 22 May 2018 On the menu: Classic chicken dishes plus rotisserie feasts and wings for large parties. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Lake County News-Sun, "Clucker's menu is all about chicken," 26 Mar. 2018 Color your chili white instead of red by substituting pulled rotisserie chicken for beef and white beans for the more traditional red kidney version. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A bird in hand: Rotisserie chicken is the answer to many a dinner," 5 Sep. 2017 Stir together rotisserie chicken meat, chipotle chile in adobo, ground cumin and garlic powder. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chicken Taco Pizzas," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of rotisserie


1825, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1980, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rotisserie


French rôtisserie, from Middle French rostisserie, from rostir to roast — more at roast


from La Rotisserie Française, restaurant in New York City where a group of fans began the organization of a fantasy baseball league in 1979

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: a piece of equipment that turns meat over a source of heat so that it cooks on all sides

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